Solopreneur? Small business owner? Looking for a down-to-earth small business attorney who can help you protect and grow your business? Then you’re in the right place.
I’m Debra Garcia, a small business lawyer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I support solopreneurs and small business owners (including life coaches, hypnotherapists, change-makers, speakers, healers, artists, etc.) who are working to make a positive difference in the world.
I’m guessing you’d rather focus on bringing your gifts, your talents, and your work to the world, and would rather not have to bother with all the legal, financial, and tax needs. And you may not even know what all your needs are! That’s where I can support you.
Please contact me if you would like to schedule a consultation to evaluate your needs.
Building a Business
Building a business is analogous to building a house. You must have the proper tools, supplies and materials. But that’s only the beginning. Could you, yourself, build a house along the San Andreas Fault that would withstand tremors or even The Big One? Probably not (unless this is your area of expertise).
At a minimum, you need a qualified carpenter. Someone who knows what he or she is doing and can take care of the nitty gritty details of building your home. And the first thing that carpenter is going to do is lay a solid foundation for your house; something strong that will help your home withstand any potential dangers.
Similar to the way a strong foundation for a house protects you from outside dangers, a strong foundation for your business not only protects your business from all the possible things that could go wrong, but also protects you personally.
When you know you are protected, that everything is in place, you are better able to focus on bringing your talents, gifts, and work into the world.
Ensuring that you have the strongest foundation possible is where a small business attorney can support you.
Benefits of Working with a Small Business Attorney
The right small business attorney can help you accomplish at a minimum the following:
- Identify and implement the legal, financial, and tax strategies you need to have in place to protect and grow your small business.
- Protect the work you do and the products and materials you create.
- Reduce potential costly misunderstandings between yourself and your clients or your vendors; and preserve relationships.
- Ensure that the FTC or the FCC does not shut down your website for failure to comply with federal laws.
- Protect your personal assets.
- Keep more of the money you earn.
- Get all legal, financial, and tax issues handled so you can focus on what you do best.
These benefits, and more, can be achieved by all solopreneurs and small business owners when you build your business on a solid foundation. I can help you build that foundation.
My Approach to Working with You
My approach is to listen to you and what you want to achieve, then design the perfect plan to help you protect and grow your small business. Of course, sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know! That’s where I can help you.
As a small business owner myself for well over a decade, I know the many challenges solopreneurs and small business owners face, especially when starting a new business. There are a ton of pieces to juggle and put into place, and some important things can easily fall through the cracks.
Let me help you get your business on a solid foundation with affordable legal service so that you can focus on your work and what you do best.
You can see a more extensive list of the small business attorney services I can support you with on my Business Legal Services page.
Please feel free to contact me using my Contact Page or call me directly at (510) 495-0445 to schedule a consultation to evaluate your small business needs.
I look forward to hearing about you and your work!